Did you miss your shot to take to the skies during the Cracker Fly-In? You’ve got another chance this weekend with the Ford Tri-Motor in Gainesville.
The Experimental Aircraft Association is bringing its 1928 Ford Tri-Motor aircraft to the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville through the weekend.
The three-propeller aircraft will be at the airport through Sunday. Walk-up rides cost $75 for adults and $50 for children. Online booking is closed, but walk-up flights are still available at the Lanier Flight Center on 1660 Palmour Drive. Flights run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The aircraft was considered the first “luxury airliner” in the world, according to the EAA, which has a local chapter in Gainesville. The aircraft opened the skies to commercial travel and was nicknamed the “Tin Goose.”
After Gainesville, the aircraft will travel to Alabama and Tennessee.
Walk-up flights on 1928 Ford Tri-Motor plane
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday
Where: Lanier Flight Center, 1660 Palmour Drive, Gainesville
How much: $75 for adults, $50 for children